ISO 3166-1

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ISO 3166-1 (Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 1: Country codes) is a standard defining codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. It is the first part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization.

It defines three sets of country codes:

The alphabetic country codes were first included in ISO 3166 in 1974, and the numeric country codes were first included in 1981. The country codes have been published as ISO 3166-1 since 1997, when ISO 3166 was expanded into three parts, with ISO 3166-2 defining codes for subdivisions and ISO 3166-3 defining codes for former countries.

As a widely used international standard, ISO 3166-1 is implemented in other standards and used by international organizations to allow facilitation of the exchange of goods and information. However, it is not the only standard for country codes. Other country codes used by many international organizations are partly or totally incompatible with ISO 3166-1, although some of them closely correspond to ISO 3166-1 codes.

Criteria for inclusion

Codes for 249 countries, territories, or areas of geographical interest are assigned in ISO 3166-1. According to the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA), the only way to enter a new country name into ISO 3166-1 is to have it registered in one of the following two sources:

To be listed in the bulletin Country Names, a country must be at least one of the following:

The list of names in Country and Region Codes for Statistical Use of the UN Statistics Division is based on the bulletin Country Names and other UN sources.

Once a country name or territory name appears in either of these two sources, it will be added to ISO 3166-1 by default.

The ISO 3166/MA may reserve code elements for other entities that do not qualify for inclusion based on the above criteria. For example, because the European Union is not a country, it is not formally included in ISO 3166-1, but for practical reasons, the ISO 3166/MA has "reserved the two-letter combination EU for the purpose of identifying the European Union within the framework of ISO 3166-1".

Information included

ISO 3166-1 is published officially in both English and French. Since the second edition of ISO 3166-1, the following columns are included for each entry:

  1. Country Name – English (or French) short name (all upper-case)
  2. English (or French) short name lower case (title case)
  3. English (or French) full name
  4. Alpha-2 code
  5. Alpha-3 code
  6. Numeric code
  7. Remarks
  8. Independent
  9. Additional information: Administrative language(s) alpha-2 code element(s)
  10. Additional information: Administrative language(s) alpha-3 code element(s)
  11. Additional information: Local short name(s)

Naming and code construction

A blue rectangle with a white line drawing of a sphere inside divided longitudinally and latitudinally and emblazoned with the letters "ISO" in whiteThe International Organization for Standardization uses the country names chosen by the United Nations, some of which are disputed.

Naming and disputes

The country names used in ISO 3166-1 are taken from the two UN sources. Some country names used by the UN, and accordingly by ISO, are disputed:

Short name
upper case
in ISO 3166
Short name lower case
in ISO 3166 Full name
Listed as independent
in ISO 3166
short name
Dispute Link to ISO 3166-2
AFGHANISTAN Afghanistanthe Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Yes
  • Afghānistān (ps)
  • Afghānistān (fa)
Under the unrecognized government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ISO 3166-2:AF
CHINA China the People's Republic of China Yes Zhongguo (zh) Disputed sovereignty with Taiwan ISO 3166-2:CN
CYPRUS Cyprus the Republic of Cyprus Yes
  • Kýpros (el)
  • Kıbrıs (tr)
Disputed sovereignty with Northern Cyprus ISO 3166-2:CY
Falkland Islands (the) No Falkland Islands
(the) (en)
Disputed sovereignty and naming ISO 3166-2:FK
State of the State of Palestine
No Dawlat Filasţīn (ar) Disputed sovereignty ISO 3166-2:PS
Taiwan (Province of China) No Taiwan (zh) Disputed sovereignty and naming ISO 3166-2:TW
WESTERN SAHARA Western Sahara No Aş Şaḩrā'
al Gharbīyah (ar)
Disputed sovereignty with Morocco ISO 3166-2:EH


The codes are chosen, according to the ISO 3166/MA, "to reflect the significant, unique component of the country name in order to allow a visual association between country name and country code". For this reason, common components of country names like "Republic", "Kingdom", "United", "Federal" or "Democratic" are normally not used for deriving the code elements. As a consequence, for example, the United Kingdom is officially assigned the alpha-2 code GB rather than UK, based on its official name "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" (although UK is reserved on the request of the United Kingdom). Some codes are chosen based on the native names of the countries. For example, Germany is assigned the alpha-2 code DE, based on its native name "Deutschland".


The complete ISO 3166-1 list of countries and their assigned codes, listed in alphabetical order by the country's English short name used by the ISO 3166/MA:

Each country's alpha-2 code is linked to more information about the assignment of its code elements.

ISO 3166-1 table
English short name
(using title case)
Alpha-2 code Alpha-3 code Numeric code Link to
ISO 3166-2
Afghanistan AF AFG 004 ISO 3166-2:AF Yes
Åland Islands AX ALA 248 ISO 3166-2:AX No
Albania AL ALB 008 ISO 3166-2:AL Yes
Algeria DZ DZA 012 ISO 3166-2:DZ Yes
American Samoa AS ASM 016 ISO 3166-2:AS No
Andorra AD AND 020 ISO 3166-2:AD Yes
Angola AO AGO 024 ISO 3166-2:AO Yes
Anguilla AI AIA 660 ISO 3166-2:AI No
Antarctica AQ ATA 010 ISO 3166-2:AQ No
Antigua and Barbuda AG ATG 028 ISO 3166-2:AG Yes
Argentina AR ARG 032 ISO 3166-2:AR Yes
Armenia AM ARM 051 ISO 3166-2:AM Yes
Aruba AW ABW 533 ISO 3166-2:AW No
Australia AU AUS 036 ISO 3166-2:AU Yes
Austria AT AUT 040 ISO 3166-2:AT Yes
Azerbaijan AZ AZE 031 ISO 3166-2:AZ Yes
Bahamas BS BHS 044 ISO 3166-2:BS Yes
Bahrain BH BHR 048 ISO 3166-2:BH Yes
Bangladesh BD BGD 050 ISO 3166-2:BD Yes
Barbados BB BRB 052 ISO 3166-2:BB Yes
Belarus BY BLR 112 ISO 3166-2:BY Yes
Belgium BE BEL 056 ISO 3166-2:BE Yes
Belize BZ BLZ 084 ISO 3166-2:BZ Yes
Benin BJ BEN 204 ISO 3166-2:BJ Yes
Bermuda BM BMU 060 ISO 3166-2:BM No
Bhutan BT BTN 064 ISO 3166-2:BT Yes
Bolivia, Plurinational State of BO BOL 068 ISO 3166-2:BO Yes
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba BQ BES 535 ISO 3166-2:BQ No
Bosnia and Herzegovina BA BIH 070 ISO 3166-2:BA Yes
Botswana BW BWA 072 ISO 3166-2:BW Yes
Bouvet Island BV BVT 074 ISO 3166-2:BV No
Brazil BR BRA 076 ISO 3166-2:BR Yes
British Indian Ocean Territory IO IOT 086 ISO 3166-2:IO No
Brunei Darussalam BN BRN 096 ISO 3166-2:BN Yes
Bulgaria BG BGR 100 ISO 3166-2:BG Yes
Burkina Faso BF BFA 854 ISO 3166-2:BF Yes
Burundi BI BDI 108 ISO 3166-2:BI Yes
Cabo Verde CV CPV 132 ISO 3166-2:CV Yes
Cambodia KH KHM 116 ISO 3166-2:KH Yes
Cameroon CM CMR 120 ISO 3166-2:CM Yes
Canada CA CAN 124 ISO 3166-2:CA Yes
Cayman Islands KY CYM 136 ISO 3166-2:KY No
Central African Republic CF CAF 140 ISO 3166-2:CF Yes
Chad TD TCD 148 ISO 3166-2:TD Yes
Chile CL CHL 152 ISO 3166-2:CL Yes
China CN CHN 156 ISO 3166-2:CN Yes
Christmas Island CX CXR 162 ISO 3166-2:CX No
Cocos (Keeling) Islands CC CCK 166 ISO 3166-2:CC No
Colombia CO COL 170 ISO 3166-2:CO Yes
Comoros KM COM 174 ISO 3166-2:KM Yes
Congo CG COG 178 ISO 3166-2:CG Yes
Congo, Democratic Republic of the CD COD 180 ISO 3166-2:CD Yes
Cook Islands CK COK 184 ISO 3166-2:CK No
Costa Rica CR CRI 188 ISO 3166-2:CR Yes
Côte d'Ivoire CI CIV 384 ISO 3166-2:CI Yes
Croatia HR HRV 191 ISO 3166-2:HR Yes
Cuba CU CUB 192 ISO 3166-2:CU Yes
Curaçao CW CUW 531 ISO 3166-2:CW No
Cyprus CY CYP 196 ISO 3166-2:CY Yes
Czechia CZ CZE 203 ISO 3166-2:CZ Yes
Denmark DK DNK 208 ISO 3166-2:DK Yes
Djibouti DJ DJI 262 ISO 3166-2:DJ Yes
Dominica DM DMA 212 ISO 3166-2:DM Yes
Dominican Republic DO DOM 214 ISO 3166-2:DO Yes
Ecuador EC ECU 218 ISO 3166-2:EC Yes
Egypt EG EGY 818 ISO 3166-2:EG Yes
El Salvador SV SLV 222 ISO 3166-2:SV Yes
Equatorial Guinea GQ GNQ 226 ISO 3166-2:GQ Yes
Eritrea ER ERI 232 ISO 3166-2:ER Yes
Estonia EE EST 233 ISO 3166-2:EE Yes
Eswatini SZ SWZ 748 ISO 3166-2:SZ Yes
Ethiopia ET ETH 231 ISO 3166-2:ET Yes
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) FK FLK 238 ISO 3166-2:FK No
Faroe Islands FO FRO 234 ISO 3166-2:FO No
Fiji FJ FJI 242 ISO 3166-2:FJ Yes
Finland FI FIN 246 ISO 3166-2:FI Yes
France FR FRA 250 ISO 3166-2:FR Yes
French Guiana GF GUF 254 ISO 3166-2:GF No
French Polynesia PF PYF 258 ISO 3166-2:PF No
French Southern Territories TF ATF 260 ISO 3166-2:TF No
Gabon GA GAB 266 ISO 3166-2:GA Yes
Gambia GM GMB 270 ISO 3166-2:GM Yes
Georgia GE GEO 268 ISO 3166-2:GE Yes
Germany DE DEU 276 ISO 3166-2:DE Yes
Ghana GH GHA 288 ISO 3166-2:GH Yes
Gibraltar GI GIB 292 ISO 3166-2:GI No
Greece GR GRC 300 ISO 3166-2:GR Yes
Greenland GL GRL 304 ISO 3166-2:GL No
Grenada GD GRD 308 ISO 3166-2:GD Yes
Guadeloupe GP GLP 312 ISO 3166-2:GP No
Guam GU GUM 316 ISO 3166-2:GU No
Guatemala GT GTM 320 ISO 3166-2:GT Yes
Guernsey GG GGY 831 ISO 3166-2:GG No
Guinea GN GIN 324 ISO 3166-2:GN Yes
Guinea-Bissau GW GNB 624 ISO 3166-2:GW Yes
Guyana GY GUY 328 ISO 3166-2:GY Yes
Haiti HT HTI 332 ISO 3166-2:HT Yes
Heard Island and McDonald Islands HM HMD 334 ISO 3166-2:HM No
Holy See VA VAT 336 ISO 3166-2:VA Yes
Honduras HN HND 340 ISO 3166-2:HN Yes
Hong Kong HK HKG 344 ISO 3166-2:HK No
Hungary HU HUN 348 ISO 3166-2:HU Yes
Iceland IS ISL 352 ISO 3166-2:IS Yes
India IN IND 356 ISO 3166-2:IN Yes
Indonesia ID IDN 360 ISO 3166-2:ID Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of IR IRN 364 ISO 3166-2:IR Yes
Iraq IQ IRQ 368 ISO 3166-2:IQ Yes
Ireland IE IRL 372 ISO 3166-2:IE Yes
Isle of Man IM IMN 833 ISO 3166-2:IM No
Israel IL ISR 376 ISO 3166-2:IL Yes
Italy IT ITA 380 ISO 3166-2:IT Yes
Jamaica JM JAM 388 ISO 3166-2:JM Yes
Japan JP JPN 392 ISO 3166-2:JP Yes
Jersey JE JEY 832 ISO 3166-2:JE No
Jordan JO JOR 400 ISO 3166-2:JO Yes
Kazakhstan KZ KAZ 398 ISO 3166-2:KZ Yes
Kenya KE KEN 404 ISO 3166-2:KE Yes
Kiribati KI KIR 296 ISO 3166-2:KI Yes
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of KP PRK 408 ISO 3166-2:KP Yes
Korea, Republic of KR KOR 410 ISO 3166-2:KR Yes
Kuwait KW KWT 414 ISO 3166-2:KW Yes
Kyrgyzstan KG KGZ 417 ISO 3166-2:KG Yes
Lao People's Democratic Republic LA LAO 418 ISO 3166-2:LA Yes
Latvia LV LVA 428 ISO 3166-2:LV Yes
Lebanon LB LBN 422 ISO 3166-2:LB Yes
Lesotho LS LSO 426 ISO 3166-2:LS Yes
Liberia LR LBR 430 ISO 3166-2:LR Yes
Libya LY LBY 434 ISO 3166-2:LY Yes
Liechtenstein LI LIE 438 ISO 3166-2:LI Yes
Lithuania LT LTU 440 ISO 3166-2:LT Yes
Luxembourg LU LUX 442 ISO 3166-2:LU Yes
Macao MO MAC 446 ISO 3166-2:MO No
Madagascar MG MDG 450 ISO 3166-2:MG Yes
Malawi MW MWI 454 ISO 3166-2:MW Yes
Malaysia MY MYS 458 ISO 3166-2:MY Yes
Maldives MV MDV 462 ISO 3166-2:MV Yes
Mali ML MLI 466 ISO 3166-2:ML Yes
Malta MT MLT 470 ISO 3166-2:MT Yes
Marshall Islands MH MHL 584 ISO 3166-2:MH Yes
Martinique MQ MTQ 474 ISO 3166-2:MQ No
Mauritania MR MRT 478 ISO 3166-2:MR Yes
Mauritius MU MUS 480 ISO 3166-2:MU Yes
Mayotte YT MYT 175 ISO 3166-2:YT No
Mexico MX MEX 484 ISO 3166-2:MX Yes
Micronesia, Federated States of FM FSM 583 ISO 3166-2:FM Yes
Moldova, Republic of MD MDA 498 ISO 3166-2:MD Yes
Monaco MC MCO 492 ISO 3166-2:MC Yes
Mongolia MN MNG 496 ISO 3166-2:MN Yes
Montenegro ME MNE 499 ISO 3166-2:ME Yes
Montserrat MS MSR 500 ISO 3166-2:MS No
Morocco MA MAR 504 ISO 3166-2:MA Yes
Mozambique MZ MOZ 508 ISO 3166-2:MZ Yes
Myanmar MM MMR 104 ISO 3166-2:MM Yes
Namibia NA NAM 516 ISO 3166-2:NA Yes
Nauru NR NRU 520 ISO 3166-2:NR Yes
Nepal NP NPL 524 ISO 3166-2:NP Yes
Netherlands, Kingdom of the NL NLD 528 ISO 3166-2:NL Yes
New Caledonia NC NCL 540 ISO 3166-2:NC No
New Zealand NZ NZL 554 ISO 3166-2:NZ Yes
Nicaragua NI NIC 558 ISO 3166-2:NI Yes
Niger NE NER 562 ISO 3166-2:NE Yes
Nigeria NG NGA 566 ISO 3166-2:NG Yes
Niue NU NIU 570 ISO 3166-2:NU No
Norfolk Island NF NFK 574 ISO 3166-2:NF No
North Macedonia MK MKD 807 ISO 3166-2:MK Yes
Northern Mariana Islands MP MNP 580 ISO 3166-2:MP No
Norway NO NOR 578 ISO 3166-2:NO Yes
Oman OM OMN 512 ISO 3166-2:OM Yes
Pakistan PK PAK 586 ISO 3166-2:PK Yes
Palau PW PLW 585 ISO 3166-2:PW Yes
Palestine, State of PS PSE 275 ISO 3166-2:PS No
Panama PA PAN 591 ISO 3166-2:PA Yes
Papua New Guinea PG PNG 598 ISO 3166-2:PG Yes
Paraguay PY PRY 600 ISO 3166-2:PY Yes
Peru PE PER 604 ISO 3166-2:PE Yes
Philippines PH PHL 608 ISO 3166-2:PH Yes
Pitcairn PN PCN 612 ISO 3166-2:PN No
Poland PL POL 616 ISO 3166-2:PL Yes
Portugal PT PRT 620 ISO 3166-2:PT Yes
Puerto Rico PR PRI 630 ISO 3166-2:PR No
Qatar QA QAT 634 ISO 3166-2:QA Yes
Réunion RE REU 638 ISO 3166-2:RE No
Romania RO ROU 642 ISO 3166-2:RO Yes
Russian Federation RU RUS 643 ISO 3166-2:RU Yes
Rwanda RW RWA 646 ISO 3166-2:RW Yes
Saint Barthélemy BL BLM 652 ISO 3166-2:BL No
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha SH SHN 654 ISO 3166-2:SH No
Saint Kitts and Nevis KN KNA 659 ISO 3166-2:KN Yes
Saint Lucia LC LCA 662 ISO 3166-2:LC Yes
Saint Martin (French part) MF MAF 663 ISO 3166-2:MF No
Saint Pierre and Miquelon PM SPM 666 ISO 3166-2:PM No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC VCT 670 ISO 3166-2:VC Yes
Samoa WS WSM 882 ISO 3166-2:WS Yes
San Marino SM SMR 674 ISO 3166-2:SM Yes
Sao Tome and Principe ST STP 678 ISO 3166-2:ST Yes
Saudi Arabia SA SAU 682 ISO 3166-2:SA Yes
Senegal SN SEN 686 ISO 3166-2:SN Yes
Serbia RS SRB 688 ISO 3166-2:RS Yes
Seychelles SC SYC 690 ISO 3166-2:SC Yes
Sierra Leone SL SLE 694 ISO 3166-2:SL Yes
Singapore SG SGP 702 ISO 3166-2:SG Yes
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) SX SXM 534 ISO 3166-2:SX No
Slovakia SK SVK 703 ISO 3166-2:SK Yes
Slovenia SI SVN 705 ISO 3166-2:SI Yes
Solomon Islands SB SLB 090 ISO 3166-2:SB Yes
Somalia SO SOM 706 ISO 3166-2:SO Yes
South Africa ZA ZAF 710 ISO 3166-2:ZA Yes
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands GS SGS 239 ISO 3166-2:GS No
South Sudan SS SSD 728 ISO 3166-2:SS Yes
Spain ES ESP 724 ISO 3166-2:ES Yes
Sri Lanka LK LKA 144 ISO 3166-2:LK Yes
Sudan SD SDN 729 ISO 3166-2:SD Yes
Suriname SR SUR 740 ISO 3166-2:SR Yes
Svalbard and Jan Mayen SJ SJM 744 ISO 3166-2:SJ No
Sweden SE SWE 752 ISO 3166-2:SE Yes
Switzerland CH CHE 756 ISO 3166-2:CH Yes
Syrian Arab Republic SY SYR 760 ISO 3166-2:SY Yes
Taiwan, Province of China TW TWN 158 ISO 3166-2:TW No
Tajikistan TJ TJK 762 ISO 3166-2:TJ Yes
Tanzania, United Republic of TZ TZA 834 ISO 3166-2:TZ Yes
Thailand TH THA 764 ISO 3166-2:TH Yes
Timor-Leste TL TLS 626 ISO 3166-2:TL Yes
Togo TG TGO 768 ISO 3166-2:TG Yes
Tokelau TK TKL 772 ISO 3166-2:TK No
Tonga TO TON 776 ISO 3166-2:TO Yes
Trinidad and Tobago TT TTO 780 ISO 3166-2:TT Yes
Tunisia TN TUN 788 ISO 3166-2:TN Yes
Türkiye TR TUR 792 ISO 3166-2:TR Yes
Turkmenistan TM TKM 795 ISO 3166-2:TM Yes
Turks and Caicos Islands TC TCA 796 ISO 3166-2:TC No
Tuvalu TV TUV 798 ISO 3166-2:TV Yes
Uganda UG UGA 800 ISO 3166-2:UG Yes
Ukraine UA UKR 804 ISO 3166-2:UA Yes
United Arab Emirates AE ARE 784 ISO 3166-2:AE Yes
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GB GBR 826 ISO 3166-2:GB Yes
United States of America US USA 840 ISO 3166-2:US Yes
United States Minor Outlying Islands UM UMI 581 ISO 3166-2:UM No
Uruguay UY URY 858 ISO 3166-2:UY Yes
Uzbekistan UZ UZB 860 ISO 3166-2:UZ Yes
Vanuatu VU VUT 548 ISO 3166-2:VU Yes
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VE VEN 862 ISO 3166-2:VE Yes
Viet Nam VN VNM 704 ISO 3166-2:VN Yes
Virgin Islands (British) VG VGB 092 ISO 3166-2:VG No
Virgin Islands (U.S.) VI VIR 850 ISO 3166-2:VI No
Wallis and Futuna WF WLF 876 ISO 3166-2:WF No
Western Sahara EH ESH 732 ISO 3166-2:EH No
Yemen YE YEM 887 ISO 3166-2:YE Yes
Zambia ZM ZMB 894 ISO 3166-2:ZM Yes
Zimbabwe ZW ZWE 716 ISO 3166-2:ZW Yes

Reserved and user-assigned code elements

The officially assigned code elements may be expanded by using either reserved codes or user-assigned codes.

Reserved code elements are codes which have become obsolete, are used in other coding systems such as WIPO ST.3, or are required in order to enable a particular user application of the standard but do not qualify for inclusion in ISO 3166-1. To avoid transitional application problems and to aid users who require specific additional code elements for the functioning of their coding systems, the ISO 3166/MA, when justified, reserves these codes for a certain use for a limited or indeterminate period of time. Codes are usually reserved for former countries, overseas territories, international organizations, and special nationality status. The reserved alpha-2 and alpha-3 codes can be divided into four categories:
(follow the links for the reserved codes of each category)

User-assigned code elements are codes at the disposal of users who need to add further names of countries, territories, or other geographical entities to their in-house application of ISO 3166-1, and the ISO 3166/MA will never use these codes when updating the standard. These codes can be user-assigned:

User-assigned codes in wide use


The ISO 3166/MA updates ISO 3166-1 when necessary. A country is normally assigned new ISO 3166-1 codes if it changes its name or its territorial boundaries. In general, new alphabetic codes are assigned if a country changes a significant part of its name, while a new numeric code is assigned if a country changes its territorial boundaries. Codes for country names that have been deleted from ISO 3166-1 are published in ISO 3166-3.

ISO formerly announced changes in newsletters which updated the standard, and periodically released new editions which consolidated the newsletter changes. As of July 2013, changes are published in the online catalogue of ISO only, and newsletters are no longer published. Past newsletters remain available via the search option on the ISO website.

Edition/Newsletter Date issued Contents
ISO 3166:1974 1974 First edition of ISO 3166
ISO 3166:1981 1981 Second edition of ISO 3166
ISO 3166:1988 1988-08-15 Third edition of ISO 3166
ISO 3166:1994 1994-02-10 Fourth edition of ISO 3166
ISO 3166-1:1997 1997-09-25 First edition of ISO 3166-1 (ISO 3166 expanded into three parts)
Newsletter V-1 Archived 2018-12-07 at the Wayback Machine 1998-02-05 Change of official name (Samoa)
Newsletter V-2 Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine 1999-10-01 Inclusion of new country name and code elements (Palestinian Territory, Occupied)
Newsletter V-3 2002-02-01 Change of alpha-3 Code Element (Romania)
Newsletter V-4 Archived 2018-12-07 at the Wayback Machine 2002-05-20 Name changes (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fiji, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Macao, Niue, Somalia, Venezuela)
Newsletter V-5 Archived 2018-12-07 at the Wayback Machine 2002-05-20 Change of names and alphabetical code elements of East Timor
Newsletter V-6 2002-11-15 Change of names of East Timor
Newsletter V-7 Archived 2018-12-07 at the Wayback Machine 2003-01-14 Change of official name of Comoros
Newsletter V-8 2003-07-23 Deletion of "Yugoslavia"; inclusion of "Serbia and Montenegro" with new alphabetical code elements
Newsletter V-9 Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine 2004-02-13 Inclusion of an entry for Åland Islands
Newsletter V-10 Archived 2018-12-07 at the Wayback Machine 2004-04-26 Name changes (Afghanistan, Åland Islands)
Newsletter V-11 Archived 2018-12-07 at the Wayback Machine 2006-03-29 Inclusion of an entry for Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. Change of remark for the United Kingdom
Newsletter V-12 2006-09-26 Inclusion of the new entries for "Serbia" and "Montenegro" (replacing Serbia and Montenegro)
ISO 3166-1:2006 Archived 2009-07-07 at the Wayback Machine 2006-11-20 Second edition of ISO 3166-1
ISO 3166-1:2006/
Cor 1:2007
Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
2007-07-15 First Technical Corrigendum to ISO 3166-1:2006
Newsletter VI-1 Archived 2018-09-10 at the Wayback Machine 2007-09-21 Assignment of code elements for Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin and update of France and other French Territories (French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Guadeloupe, Réunion)
Newsletter VI-2 Archived 2018-07-26 at the Wayback Machine 2008-03-31 Name changes for Moldova, Montenegro and other minor corrections (Madagascar, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Saint Barthélemy)
Newsletter VI-3 Archived 2018-07-25 at the Wayback Machine 2008-09-09 Name change for Nepal and other minor corrections (Greenland, Guernsey, Moldova, Nigeria)
Newsletter VI-4 Archived 2018-07-25 at the Wayback Machine 2009-01-07 Name change for the Republic of Moldova and other minor corrections (Central African Republic, Comoros)
Newsletter VI-5 Archived 2018-07-26 at the Wayback Machine 2009-03-03 Name change for Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other minor corrections (Kiribati, Tuvalu)
Newsletter VI-6 Archived 2018-07-25 at the Wayback Machine 2009-05-08 Name change for Plurinational State of Bolivia
Newsletter VI-7 Archived 2018-07-20 at the Wayback Machine 2010-02-22 Name change for Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Newsletter VI-8 Archived 2019-08-09 at the Wayback Machine 2010-12-15 Code elements for Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part), update of other territories (Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles) and minor corrections (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia)
Newsletter VI-9 Archived 2019-06-18 at the Wayback Machine 2011-06-12
Name changes for Fiji and Myanmar as well as other minor corrections (Åland Islands, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Niue)
Newsletter VI-10 Archived 2018-07-24 at the Wayback Machine 2011-08-09 Code elements for South Sudan (and new numeric code for Sudan)
Newsletter VI-11 Archived 2019-05-23 at the Wayback Machine 2011-11-08 Name change for Libya
Newsletter VI-12 Archived 2019-05-23 at the Wayback Machine 2012-02-15 Name change for Hungary and other minor corrections (Bangladesh, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Germany)
Newsletter VI-13 Archived 2019-04-12 at the Wayback Machine 2012-08-02 Name change for Eritrea and other minor corrections (Germany, Sri Lanka)
Newsletter VI-14 Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine 2013-02-06 Name change for State of Palestine and other minor corrections (Bulgaria, Bouvet Island, Jersey, Saint Martin (French part), Seychelles, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Viet Nam)
Newsletter VI-15 Archived 2018-07-25 at the Wayback Machine 2013-05-10 Name change for Papua New Guinea
Newsletter VI-16 Archived 2018-07-24 at the Wayback Machine 2013-07-11 Name change for Somalia
ISO 3166-1:2013 Archived 2014-03-04 at the Wayback Machine 2013-11-19 Third edition of ISO 3166-1 (changes are published in the online catalogue Archived 2022-10-21 at the Wayback Machine of ISO only and no newsletters are published anymore)
ISO 3166-1:2020 Archived 2020-12-30 at the Wayback Machine 2020-08 Fourth edition of ISO 3166-1

See also


  1. ^ a b c No full name in ISO 3166.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g See also the table in § Naming and disputes above.
  3. ^ Comprising  Bonaire,  Sint Eustatius, and  Saba.
  4. ^ Comprising  Saint Helena,  Ascension Island, and  Tristan da Cunha.
  5. ^ Comprising  Svalbard and  Jan Mayen.
  6. ^ Comprising Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, and  Wake Island.


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  2. ^ "Country names and code elements". ISO. Archived from the original on 2016-06-17. Retrieved 2020-09-07. Officially assigned codes 249
  3. ^ "Qualifying top-level domain strings: Eligible categories of top-level domains". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
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